Visited on 2 June 2012
[UPDATE1 28 May 2013: the Grand Junction spent some time over the Christmas and New Year period closed when it would have normally been open, and now the shutters have gone up permanently. Enterprise Inns - another of the dreaded PubCos - are the owners, and are casting around for another tenant.
So, with the Angel having been put up for sale by Oakwell Brewery, that means both the new build pubs in the town centre have shut up shop. And like the Angel, as it's part of the new centre, it would not be possible to just knock it down]
[UPDATE2 7 June 2013: The Grand Junction has now reopened, and is advertising what look to be the same opening hours as before. And what also appears to be as before is the roster of keg and nitro-keg beers, so more or less the same as you can get in a can from Asda.
Indeed, the cheapness of these products was being proclaimed outside the pub earlier this week, which means another place chasing an ever shrinking market and competing on price - a competition that pubs will never, ever win, not while there are large supermarket chains in town.
Crewe's best pubs all offer the option of cask beer. This is not a coincidence]